Urethritis is a condition in which infection induced inflammation is experienced in the urethra. Urethra is a tube that carries urine from urinary bladder to outside the body. A person suffering from urethritis experiences a lot of pain while urinating. He or she may find difficulty in urinating.
When urethritis is caused by pathogens (such as germs) and not by the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea, it is called non-gonococcal urethritis. Sometimes, it is termed non-specific urethritis when no cause is identified for the infection. Urethritis is the most common condition and is a sexually transmitted disease.
Urethritis is generally transmitted through sexual contact, but it can also occur due to other reasons. It can develop as a result of a complication of brachytherapy. If it is transmitted through a sexual activity, it is generally caused by one of the two types of sexually transmitted infections.